Day Trips

Great Central Ralway

Providers of days to remember

Providing a wide range of day trips throughout the year, we offer something for everyone.

From our Birmingham base we provide fantastic day trips to stately homes and gardens, museums, trips to the seaside and even the odd shopping trip. There's truly something for everyone.
To book any of our day trips or to find out more, please call today on 0121 459 7524
Shades of Kent (5 days)  Thursday 14th September
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Beauty and the Beast at Tissington Hall 

Monday 20th November

Our journey takes us into the Southern part of the Peak District to the hamlet of Tissington near Ashborne. On arrival we will have lunch in Herbert's Tea Rooms comprising of Roast Turkey served with stuffing, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, seasonal
vegetables and gravy. Followed by warm mince pie served with clotted cream. Tea or filter coffee. 

In the afternoon we will have a tour of Tissington Hall a mainly Georgian Mansion in the heart of the Village. This year there will be a Beauty and the Beast theme within the Hall. To quote their website "Walk into a tale as old as time, come and see the Beast’s Castle, open the door to the snow covered chandelier Hall and visit the Beast in his dark Chamber. Will you be brave enough to pick a rose from the Enchanted Garden? Climb the stairs to a hidden room to see just what kind of feast "Lumière” has provided for you..... do "Be our Guest"

Access Note: There are stairs within the hall and steps in the garden which may cause problems for people with walking difficulties.

Price £43.50 per head includes: Coach travel from Birmingham, Festive Lunch as described, Tour of Tissington Hall <3 seats left at 31/10/17>

Depart Kings Norton (Railway Station) at 09:45,  Bournville (Linden Road (corner of Woodbrooke Road) 09:50. Selly Oak (Harborne Lane) 10:00, Harborne (Lordswood Road) 10:10, City Centre 10:30

Christmas Lunch with "Mamma Mia" Themed entertainment

Thursday 23rd November

This is a group outing with a few seats available at the back of the coach. 

A very popular event each year, this is the third time that we have been requested to return to Nailcote Hall. Included is a 3 course meal, (Fan of Mellon with Mulled Wine Jelly, and Winter Berry Coulis, Traditional Local Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, Seasonal Vegetables and Roast Potatoes, Traditional Plum Pudding. ). Mama Mia Themed entertainment made famous by Abba and performed by a talented duo. The day includes also includes a Quiz and Raffle. 

The lunch and entertainment are held in a heated Marquee attached to the side of the hotel. Performance finishae approximately 3p.m. 

Price inclusive of meal and entertainment: £39.50. Seats available

Depart from Bristol Road (Nr junction with Langley Road) at 9:00,  Selly Oak (Oak Tree Lane) at 09:20, Bournville Green at 09:25 and Kings Norton Railway Station at 09:30.  
Grassington Dickensian Festival (4 days) Friday 1st December
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Attingham Park at Christmas     

Wednesday 13th December

Attingham Mansion is preparing for Christmas but this is no ordinary Christmas as there is a war on. Discover the sights and sounds of this Georgian Mansion as they prepare for a Christmas in the early 1940's. 

Watch the deer being fed in the park and indulge in the festive treats in the Carriage House Restaurant.

Price for National Trust Members £17.50(National Trust Cards need to be shown on arrival)
Price for non-members includes entrance to the Mansion and Park £28.50  <3 seats left at 25/09/17>

Depart from outside Kings Norton Railway Station at 10:00, Bournville Green (linden Road) 10:05, Selly Oak (Harborne Lane by Sainsbury's) 10:15, Harborne (Lordswood Road, High street end) 10:25, City Centre 10:50 

Snowdrops at Chirk Castle

Saturday 24th February 2018

Our day will start with a short visit to Oswestry (approx 1 3/4 hours) where you should be able to purchase some lunch before going out to Chirk Castle.

Chirk Castle is said to have ne of the best displays of Snowdrops in the United Kingdom with extensive carpets spreading across the Pleasure Ground Woods. The Woodsman's hut will be open with a nice fire inside to warm you up and weather permitting there will be some mugs of hot chocolate available to purchase. The shop and cafe will be open in the Castle but it is unlikely any of the rooms will be open. 

Please note that this is principally an outdoor venue and you need to wear suitable clothing and stout boots to walk around the Woods.

Price includes Coach Travel only for National Trust Members and Coach Travel and entry to the grounds for Non-members.

National Trust Members £16.50 (membership cards need to be shown for entry to the Grounds).
Non-members £27.00  <seats available>

Depart from outside Kings Norton Railway Station at 08:45, Bournville Green (linden Road) 08:50, Selly Oak (Harborne Lane by Sainsbury's) 09:00, Harborne (Lordswood Road, High street end) 09:15, City Centre 09:40. 

Manchester Ship Canal and the Fred Dibnah Visitor Centre (3 days 10th August 2018)
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